Saturday, June 19, 2010

If you’re wondering where my new collection of jewellery is ...

... I’m having a few problems!

My husband keeps going overseas to work which means I have very few uninterrupted hours to work every day.

I’m battling firescale, just when I think I’ve removed that last little bit, I discover another patch in the light of the new day ….arrrggggh firescale!

I had the most beautiful chrysocolla stone that I planned to use for the cuff that I’m making but as I was making the bezel for it, it cracked, so I searched for weeks for the perfect stone to replace it, which I eventually found, but now that my cuff is curved, I’ve discovered that my new stone is too big to fit the curve. I’m now waiting to receive another stone that I’m sure will be perfect, I just need it to arrive.

I’ve managed to destroy the bezel for another ring I’m making – I’m a perfectionist and in my attempt to perfect this ring I destroyed it.

And, we’re turning our lounge room into our office/craft/workspace, and our teeny tiny office (which is really the dining room/extension of the kitchen) into our lounge room. Our dining room/kitchen will only fit a small couch and the TV, we don’t have reception for the TV and only use it to watch movies when we have the time so a tiny lounge room in our kitchen will be perfect for us :). The conversion of these two rooms will give us so much more space to work, I’ll have an entire desk all to myself (we all will), my daughter’s sewing machine will be permanently set up, and we’ll all be in the same room happily creating together … but all the moving of computers and sofas and desks and stuff takes time … and I don’t have any of that.

On a positive note I have nine almost finished pieces of jewellery that just need their stones set, I think I’ll have some photos by early next week … well that’s the plan :).

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

sunshine and storage

My husband came home, the sun came out, and I finished this custom order.

I've been looking for something to store my collection of beads and stones in and I finally found a beautiful piece of furniture that is just perfect! It's an old typesetters chest, I can't wait to fill it up with beads!

Thursday, June 3, 2010


My husband has been away working overseas for three weeks, and it has rained every day since he left. He's flying home today ... maybe it will stop raining :).

We homeschool our children so it's been difficult trying to find any time to work while he has been away, but I have managed to finish these pebble stacking rings - a custom order I made with the stones I collected on our holiday.

I've also been working on a new collection inspired by our recent holiday, I'll hopefully have some photos to show you soon.